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  • Alexco Resource Keno Hill Silver District Yukon Canada map Bermingham deposit

    Bermingham now hosts 47.2M oz silver

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 27, 2022

    Alexco Resource Corp. Jan. 18 reported that the Bermingham deposit at its Keno Hill Silver District project in Canada's Yukon now hosts 1.56 million metric tons of indicated resource averaging 939 grams per metric ton (47.2 million ounces) silver, a 43% increase over the 33 million oz calculated for the deposit in 2019. In addition, Bermingham hosts 843,400 metric tons of inferred resource averaging 735 g/t (19.9 million oz) silver, a 66% increase over the 509,400 oz in the...

  • Alexco Resource Keno Hill silver mine Yukon Bermingham Northeast Deep District

    Alexco adds high-grade silver to Keno Hill

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North1|Updated Jan 26, 2022

    As the production crews ramped up toward commercial operations at Alexco Resource Corp.'s Keno Hill silver mine in the Yukon, exploration crews were unveiling extremely high-grade silver mineralization in the Bermingham Northeast Deep zone that will provide future feed for the upgraded mill. According to a calculation completed in May, the Keno Hill Silver District project hosts 1.44 billion metric tons of probable reserves averaging 804 g/t (37.19 million ounces) silver,... Full story

  • Alianza Minerals Haldane silver Keno Hill Mining District Yukon Canada Bighorn

    Alianza summary of 2021, plans for 2022

    A.J. Roan, Mining News|Updated Jan 20, 2022

    Alianza Minerals Ltd. Jan. 18 released its first 2022 announcement with the overall results of 2021 and the outlines for this year's program at many of its properties including the 100% owned Haldane silver project in the Yukon's Keno Hill District. "We had an extremely productive year in 2021, marked by advancement of the exciting new West Fault high-grade silver target at our Haldane project in Yukon's historic Keno Hill Mining District," said Jason Weber, president and CEO...

  • Alexco Resource Bermingham Northeast Deep Keno Hill Yukon Canada map

    Alexco drills deep high-grade silver zone

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 16, 2021

    Alexco Resource Corp. Sept. 7 reported that its 2021 program continues to expand upon the extremely high-grade silver mineralization in the Bermingham Northeast Deep zone on its Keno Hill project in the Yukon. Discovered in 2018, Northeast Deep lies about 150 meters below the Northeast zone at Bermingham, a deposit that hosts 630,173 metric tons of probable reserves averaging 899 grams per metric ton (18.21 million ounces) silver. One hole drilled at Northeast Deep in 2019...

  • Alianza Minerals West Fault Haldane Yukon Canada Keno Hill Mining District

    Alianza expands high-grade silver vein

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 26, 2021

    Alianza Minerals Ltd. Aug. 19 reported that drilling continues to expand upon the high-grade silver mineralization at the West Fault Complex on the company's Haldane property in Yukon's famed Keno Hill Mining District. Located about 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of Alexco Resource Corp's Keno Hill silver mine, the 8,579-hectare (21,200 acres) Haldane property hosts a historical mine that produced roughly 24.7 metric tons of hand-sorted ore averaging 3,102 grams per metric ton...

  • Alexco Resource Keno Hill silver Canada Yukon COVID-19 mine production

    Alexco steadily ramps up Keno Hill Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 19, 2021

    Since the start of commissioning in December, Alexco Resource Corp. has been steadily ramping up toward commercial production at its Keno Hill silver mining operation in Canada's Yukon. During the second quarter, the mill at Keno Hill produced 227,683 ounces of silver, 1.8 million pounds of lead, and 647,780 lb of zinc from 10,896 metric tons of ore averaging 703 grams per metric ton silver, 9.3% lead, and 3.1% zinc. This is compared to 100,984 oz of silver, 854,346 lb of...

  • Strategic Metals Oli Bix critical minerals Yukon Canada tin McQuesten River map

    Strategic samples critical tin in Yukon

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 12, 2021

    Strategic Metals Ltd. Aug. 6 announced significant tin mineralization in samples collected at its Oli and Bix critical mineral projects in the prolific Tombstone-McQuesten mineral belt of central Yukon. Hardrock deposits in the Tombstone-McQuesten belt include Alexco Resource Corp.'s Keno Hill silver-lead-zinc mines; Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle gold mine and Mar tungsten deposit; Banyan Gold Corp.'s AurMac gold deposit; and Golden Predator Mining Corp.'s Brewery Creek gold...

  • Strategic Metals Mount Hinton Upper Canada Mining assays 2020 drill program

    Upper Canada options Strategic's Mt Hinton

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated May 27, 2021

    Strategic Metals Ltd. April 22 announced that it has granted Upper Canada Mining Inc. the right to earn up to a 70% interest in the Mount Hinton gold project in the Yukon. Upper Canada Mining is a privately held, Calgary, Alberta-based minerals exploration and mining company primarily focused on gold and silver. Mount Hinton is a good fit for such a company. Found along the southeast side of Alexco Resource Corp.'s Keno Hill Silver Mine property and about 22 miles (35 kilomete...

  • Metallic Minerals Formo Yukon West Keno silver project 2020 drill program

    Metallic confirms Keno West potential

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Apr 29, 2021

    Metallic Minerals Corp. April 7 reported that its 2020 drill program at West Keno confirmed the presence of high-grade silver mineralization at advanced targets on this property along extensions of structural corridors being mined on Alexco Resources Corp.'s adjacent Keno Hill project in the Yukon. Metallic Minerals completed 2,674 meters of drilling in 12 holes during its 2020 program at West Keno. This included 11 holes at Formo, a top priority target for near-term resource...

  • Alexco Resource Corp. Keno Hill Yukon Bermingham Northeast Deep Clynt Nauman

    Alexco drills bonanza silver at Keno Hill

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Mar 11, 2021

    Alexco Resource Corp. Jan. 19 reported that its 2020 surface exploration drilling program has confirmed the extremely high-grade nature of silver mineralization with the Bermingham Northeast Deep zone on its Keno Hill project in the Yukon. The company's 2020 surface exploration program included 7,653 meters of core drilling in 14 holes targeting Bermingham Northeast Deep, a high-grade silver zone about 150 meters below the resource at Bermingham, a high-grade deposit that...

  • Mining Explorers 2020 Yukon White Gold ATAC Resources Minto Explorations

    Yukon explorers rally after late start

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Feb 11, 2021

    From the first glimpse of a potential new discovery to watching the first load of ore pour into a new mill, mineral explorers working in Yukon Territory during 2020 reported experiencing the full gamut of mining highs. Encouraged by the commissioning of the Eagle Gold Mine, government grants for exploration projects, and metals prices, dozens of juniors rushed to the Yukon to chase prospects in the northern territory. "Based on the historic trends, coming into 2020, it looked... Full story

  • Mining Explorers 2020 Yukon Alexco Resource Keno Hill Silver Project Brad Thrall

    Alexco sprints to Keno Hill mine restart

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Jan 14, 2021

    As the price of silver hovered around US$25 per ounce in 2020, Alexco Resource Corp. took the final lap in its race to production at its Keno Hill Silver Project in central Yukon Territory. One of the mining industry's few primary silver producers, Alexco set its sights in June on commissioning its renewed Keno Hill mine and mill in the fourth quarter and shipping silver-rich concentrates to market by year's end. This operation culminates more than a decade of exploration by... Full story

  • Banyan Gold Corp. AurMac Nitra Tara Christie Airstrip Powerline deposits

    Banyan Gold positioned for exciting 2021

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jan 7, 2021

    Banyan Gold Corp. Jan. 6 provided a recap of the milestones achieved during its 2020 program on its AurMac and Nitra gold properties in the Yukon. A road accessible project about 56 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Mayo and roughly 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Victoria Gold Corp.'s Eagle gold mine, AurMac hosts at-surface deposits – Airstrip and Powerline – along with other drill-ready targets. According to a May calculation, AurMac hosts 52.58 million metric tons of in...

  • Alexco Resource Corp. Keno Hill COVID-19 Clynt Nauman

    Alexco fires up Keno Hill silver mill

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Dec 4, 2020

    A new era of mining has begun at Alexco Resource Corp.'s Keno Hill silver-zinc-lead project in Canada's Yukon. "Initial commissioning of our mill is a significant milestone on our journey toward establishing Alexco as Canada's only primary silver producer," Alexco Resource Chairman and CEO Clynt Nauman said on Nov. 24. "This achievement has only been possible with the hard work and determination of all our employees and contractors who have worked safely to deliver this...

  • Underground miners equipment, mine development Keno Hill Silver District

    Keno Hill remains on pace for 2020 start

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Oct 8, 2020

    Alexco Resource Corp. is pulling all the pieces together to resume production at its Keno Hill Silver District mine in the Yukon by the end of the year. Alexco produced silver at Keno Hill from 2011 to 2013 but made the choice to idle down operations due to weak silver prices and uncertain market conditions at the time. Over the ensuing years, the company steadily expanded silver resources with continued exploration and completed other work in anticipation of resuming...

  • Bonanza grade silver ore Keno Hill Silver Mining District Yukon

    Keno Hill mine on pace for 2020 start

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Alexco Resource Corp. July 27 announced that it has received the final water use license for Keno Hill Silver District and is advancing the Yukon silver mine toward production. Issued by the Yukon Water Board on July 23, the final water use license authorizes Alexco to source and use water as well as discharge water into approved facilities in and around the Bellekeno, Flame & Moth, and Bermingham underground mines, as well as the Keno Hill mill facility. The license is good...

  • Alexco Resource Keno Hill Silver District mine property Yukon

    Alexco greenlights Keno Hill silver mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    With permits in-hand, Alexco Resource Corp. is moving ahead with the restart of production at its Keno Hill Silver District mine in the Yukon. Alexco operated a mine and mill at Keno from 2011 to 2013 but idled down operations due to weak silver prices and uncertain markets. Over the ensuing years, the company has steadily expanded silver resources with continued exploration. Crews have also completed additional underground development and upgrades to the mill in anticipation...

  • Heap leach recovery pad Golden Predator Brewery Creek gold mine Yukon

    Brewery Creek alumni join Golden Predator

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Golden Predator Mining Corp. June 9 announced that it has added two professionals involved with the previous iteration of the Brewery Creek Mine to help the company restart production at this gold operation about 55 kilometers (35 miles) east of Dawson City Yukon. "To fast track the past-producing Brewery Creek Mine we have made a concerted effort to assemble a team with strong knowledge of the project," said Golden Predator Mining CEO Janet Lee-Sheriff. Former Yukon Deputy Mi...

  • Historic ore car Keno Hill Silver District Yukon Alexco Resource

    The silver-lined history of Keno City

    A.J. Roan, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    More than a century-old silver discovery turned settlement may see a revitalization with recent exploration efforts at the Keno Hill District. Lying within the traditional land of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, the Keno Hill Mining District comprises almost 90 square miles (235 square kilometers) characterized by numerous mineral occurrences in more than 35 mines with a history of production. According to the Yukon government records, between 1913 and 1989 the district... Full story

  • Exploration drilling high grade gold at Seabridge 3 Aces gold project Yukon

    Seabridge Gold nabs 3 Aces for portfolio

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    One of the most prospective, if not the potentially richest, recent gold discoveries in Yukon Territory is changing owners. Seabridge Gold has agreed to purchase the 3 Aces Project in southeastern Yukon from Golden Predator Mining Corp. for 300,000 Seabridge common shares, contingent future cash payments totaling C$2.25 million and a 0.5% net smelter return royalty on the entire 3 Aces project, the companies reported March 30. The deal also includes an immediate cash payment...

  • Alexco scales back Keno Silver underground development exploration Covid 19

    Keno Hill exploration, development slows

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    Alexco Resource Corp. March 30 reported a slowing of mine development and exploration activities at its Keno Hill Silver District due to the uncertainty and unpredictable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect the health and safety of its employees, contractors and Yukon communities near the Keno Hill project, Alexco has implemented a COVID-19 response and management plan that follows territorial and federal guidelines, as well as industry-wide best practices. This... Full story

  • Heavy equipment at Victoria Eagle Gold mine Dublin Gulch Yukon Territory

    Explorers tout first gold, new finds

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    After being stalled for decades, hardrock gold mine development in Yukon Territory appears to be picking up speed, as one company rockets toward full mine production by mid-2020, while at least two others report exciting new discoveries. The Yukon, legendary for producing millions of ounces of gold dating back nearly 125 years, is still one of the best places on Earth to find the precious metal. Yet few modern gold projects have managed to overcome the constraints imposed by...

  • Contango ORE CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse founder Novagold Trilogy Metals

    20 questions for Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Sep 26, 2020

    North of 60 Mining News is proud to introduce 20 questions for 2020. Over the course of this series, Mining News will interview mining and political leaders from Alaska, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. Each interview will include 20 questions on mining, markets and doing business across Alaska and Canada's North. For the inaugural 20 questions for 2020, Mining News talks with Contango ORE Inc. CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, a longtime mining executive... Full story

  • Mineral riches lure explorers to Yukon

    Rose Ragsdale, For Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    Though mineral exploration in Yukon Territory this year lagged the pace seen in 2018, mine development projects advanced at a steady clip in 2019, while several past-producing mines moved toward resuming output. Yukon ranked fourth in Canada for projected spending on mineral exploration and deposit evaluation for 2018, according to statistics distributed by Natural Resources Canada. Spending for mineral exploration and deposit evaluations totaled C$249.4 million, made up of C$... Full story

  • Alexco explores restart of Keno Hill Mine

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Aug 14, 2020

    With a pre-feasibility study that details a small but financially robust mine at its Keno Hill Silver District project in the Yukon, Alexco Resource Corp. focused its summer 2019 work on building infrastructure to support the mine plan and exploration focused on Bermingham, the first deposit to go into production. "After filing the positive PFS for Keno Hill last month, we have turned our attention to our 2019 exploration campaign while we wait for authorization of the final...

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